111.53 Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away and International Education

Created by: Donald Pierce on 04/23/2012
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Adoption Date: 04/23/2012
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111.53 Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away and International Education

 

A. Background

In June 2007, the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean appointed an Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away and International Education to expand the position and responsibilities of the previous position of Director of International Education. As of 2011, the Assistant Academic Dean reports to the Senior Associate Academic Dean.

 

B. Policy

The Assistant Academic Dean is appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, and is responsible to the Senior Associate Academic Dean.

 

C. Guidelines

1. The Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away and International Education normally teaches one course per year.

2. The duties and responsibilities of the Assistant Academic Dean for Study Away and International Education include the following:

a. Administer, coordinate, promote, and market all University faculty-led travel study programs, affiliate and exchange study away programs.

b. Advise faculty on study away program development, and advise students on study away opportunities.

c. Review annually all new and existing study away programs.

d. Approves financial and budget items related to study away.

e. Coordinate academic regulations, policies, and information related to study away and international education with other offices in Academic Affairs, Student Life, and Finance and Administration.

f. Coordinate course credit and faculty load for study away.

g. Coordinate health and safety protocols relating to study away, including acquisition of medical and emergency evacuation insurance for students and faculty on study away programs.

h. Oversee and coordinate the processes by which students are permitted to participate in a University-approved study away affiliate or exchange program.

i. Assist the Office of Admission in identifying and attracting academically qualified, need-based, and merit-based international students to the Furman campus.

j. Ensure compliance of Furman University, student F-1 visa holders, and exchange visitor J-1 visa holders in compliance with Departments of State and Homeland Security regulations.

k. Provide support to international students and exchange visitors. l. Coordinate and market campus-wide events to increase global understanding.

m. Represent study away and international education at campus-wide events, including Parent Council programs, Board of Trustee meetings, prospective student events, and student study away fairs.

o. Serve on the Study Away Committee, Study Away Financial Aid Committee, Study Away Safety Compliance and Assessment of Risk Committee, Enrollment Management Committee, Presidentís Council, and other committees as appointed by the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean.

p. Supervise the staff in the Office of Study Away and International Education.

q. Assist the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean and the Senior Associate Academic Dean as requested.

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